Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for March 2001


KINKEAD posted by Tom Kinkead on Thursday, March 1, 2001

am looking for vitals on Samuel J.Kinkead.information received from Roots Web,Scott County cemetary inscriptions for "Kinkade/Kinkead cemetary.Scott Cty.Mo." As it appears-Samuel James Kinkead,and wife Mary Coxe,.Samuel born in Westmoreland County ,Pa. in 1782,his wife Mary born in Delaware,1781.Samuel died in 1843[no location].Mary died in 1863 [no location].


FOWLER, ROBERTSON posted by F. Bradley on Friday, March 2, 2001

I am looking for information on George and Margaret (Fowler) Robertson. They came to Westmoreland Co., Pa. ca.1895. Margaret's mother (Margaret MacGregor Fowler) and family also came to the area soon after. George and Margaret's children include Andy, Murray, George, Arch, Bill, Henry, Barbara, Annie, Grace, Margaret and Elmer. Some were born in Scotland, some in PA. Margaret and George were buried in West Newton Cemetery. Do any of these names sound familiar to anyone. I am trying desperately to fill in some blanks. thank you


CRAIG, DOUGHERTY, KING posted by Betty VanLeer on Friday, March 2, 2001

Looking for inforamtion on ANY kind for the marriages of Mary Dougherty to John Craig, Nancy Dougherty to John King and the marriage of James Dougherty, maybe spelled DA. Please contact me via e-mail. Thanks


KELLEY, KELLY posted by Calvin Cross on Saturday, March 3, 2001

I am looking for any information on the Kelly/Kelley family from Greensburg. There is a Clarence Eugene Kelly/Kelley born around 1900 and was married to Margret Elizabeth Fickner. Clarence's parents names were Clarence and Myrtle(we think). There is also a Homer Kelly/Kelley that we were told was a police officer for Greensburg. Anything that you might have would help us alot. Thank You!


PATTERSON posted by Brian W. Carpenter on Saturday, March 3, 2001

Looking for info for Samuel PATTERSON who lived in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, PA. His will was written in 1798 and was proved in 1803. His children listed in this will were: Chestnut PATTERSON, Samuel PATTERSON, Ann Patterson MCCULLOUGH, and Thomas PATTERSON. His son, Chestnut PATTERSON (presumably named for Chestnut Ridge in Westmoreland County) apparently moved to Coventry, Chester County, PA. by 1810. It appears as though they might have served in Lochrey's, or is it Lochney's, Rangers. Any clues or information will be greatly appreciated.


BOGLE, CAMPBELL, FERGUSON, WALTHOUR posted by Patrick Bogle on Sunday, March 4, 2001

I am looking for information on a Walthour who married Mark Campbell and lived in Manor. They had four children, George, James, John, and Anna. George, My great-grandfather, was born in 1882 in Manor.


BOWERS, FREW posted by Mike T on Sunday, March 4, 2001

Looking for info on Mary Bowers. The 1900 Census list Edward, William and Viola Frew living with their Aunt Mary Bowers in Westmoreland Co. Viola married Harry Twigger. The 1910 Census shows that Harry and Viola Twigger, Edward and William Frew, and Mary Bowers were living in Armstrong Co. The Frew's were the children of Samuel and Hattie J. Frew. Hattie may be Mary's sister, but I 'm not sure. Any help is appreciated. Mike


KOCHIS, KOCIS, KOCSIS posted by marilyn on Sunday, March 4, 2001

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather, Josef Kochis(Kocis, Kocsis) b. 1882, and in 1903 married Marie Kacvinsky in Westmoreland Cty. They lived in and around the Greensburg-Youngwood areaa. They had 12 children, including, Steve, Michael, Catherine, John(my father), Jacob, Elizabeth, Agnes, Margaret & Helen. I am looking for his parents and siblings. Any info on Josef or Marie would be appreciated.


KACVINSKY, KAVINSKY posted by marilyn on Sunday, March 4, 2001

I am looking for information on my grandmother, Marie (Mary) Kacvinsky b. 1884 in Austria. In 1903 she married Josef Kochis (Kocis,Kocsis) in Westmoreland Cty, and they lived in and around the Greensburg-Youngwood area. They had 12 children including Steve, Michael, John (my father), Jake, Catherine Sakala, Elizabeth Walsh, Agnes Tims, Margaret Italiano & Helen Crunkilton. tAll except Steve & Michael lived in Knox County, OH. Marie had siblings including George, John, Joseph, William, Catherine, Elizabeth, Anna Orange, Sophia and the youngest was Susan. Does anyone have any other information on Marie's parents/siblings?


GAMBLE, LONG, RUTTER posted by Esther Kaiser on Sunday, March 4, 2001

John Rutter m. Harriet Gamble 1819. Son Joseph b.1822 Westmoreland Co. Pa. and then moved to Jefferson Co. Pa.and died in Civil War.


WATT posted by Jim Cole on Monday, March 5, 2001

Looking for information on Robert Watt born in Hagerstown, Md.; married Charlotte Rowe in Lancaster, Pa. Jan. 13, 1796. Found in 1800 census of Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. Only identifiable child, Elizabeth, married John G. Seanor.


LEWIS posted by Christine O'Brien on Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Looking for John and Sarah Lewis, Westmoreland County, parents of Cyrus Lewis, born Westmoreland County APril 14, 1835. The family moved to Coshocton, Ohio when Cyrus was still a boy. Cyrus eventually moved to Blackford County, Indiana. He was an herbalist and a stone mason. Cyrus married Nancy Elizabeth Blount. John and Sarah Lewis are my gr gr grandparents. I have no info regarding Sarah's surname or dates of birth or ancestors.


IRWIN posted by Vivian H on Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Looking for information on my greatgrandmother Carrie E. Irwin b.abt 1862 m. Amos Altman in 1886. They lived in Westmoreland for several years before moving to Va.


HENDERSON posted by Bill Boyle on Thursday, March 8, 2001

Looking for the parents of Alexander HENDERSON b.1808/9 in Westmoreland Co. He and possibly his parents moved to Portage Co, OH around 1828. Alexander married Mary LANTZ in Portage Co, OH in 1835. They had 8 children. In 1858, Alexander and family moved to Putnam Co, IL.


FUKSA, KUBICEK posted by Sandra on Friday, March 9, 2001

Trying to verify if my gfather Josef Fuksa was a coalminer at Magee Coal mines somewhere in a time frame 1906 to 1928. Can anyone help? Also want to correct an early query changing name Kubiek to Kubicek. Place of marriage from Blackburn to Sutersville.


CASHDOLLAR, DATZ posted by Mary Jane Pryor on Saturday, March 10, 2001

Looking for info on William H. Cashdollar possibly born Westmoreland Co. Possibly around North Huntingdon Twp. (Cashdollar family on 1850 Census in North Huntingdon). Married Josephine Elizabeth Datz at Columbiana Co., OH on Sept. 30, 1886. Any help would be appreciated.


DERIDDER posted by Barbara Rowell on Tuesday, March 13, 2001

I am looking for info. on the parents of Frank Deridder. He was born 5/2/1904 Irwin to Levine and Francoise(Merchent). They were Belgium immigrants.If you know of or are part of this family,please let me know. Frank's sister,Oscarine was my grandmother.'


MICHAELS, PAINTER posted by Thomas Painter on Tuesday, March 13, 2001



LUTE posted by Lynn Cook on Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Looking for any information on the parents of Nicolas Lute, born Abt. 1752 in Fairfield Twp. also any information on wife, Mary Catherine. born abt. 1756 in Fairfield Twp.


FUKSA, VLASEK posted by Sandra on Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Looking for information on my Great Uncle Frank Vlasek and Great Aunt Anna Fuksa. Frank worked in Magee coal mines from 1910 to 1912. They had a daughter Lizzie. Sincerely Yours Sandra


MCDOWELL posted by Jeff McDowell on Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Looking for information on Robert McDowell. Wife name was Catherine Hice around 1790. Had 6 sons and 3 daughters. Anyone with information on him or any other McDowell in the Westmoreland Cnty area please contact me. Any information on McDowell would be helpful.


SKIDMORE, ULERY posted by Jlpike on Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Need info on Sara Jane and George Ulery, and son Edward. Sara Jane nee Skidmore died 8/56 and George in 1961, both buried in Donegal Cemetary. Son Edward, I believe died in 1998. Looking for relatives.


CUMMINGS posted by Pat Cummins on Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Searching for info on my GGGGrandfather, John Cummings (ofter found spelled with and without the G back then)who farmed in Westmoreland Co. until abt. 1816. Probably in southern part as I believe he was a ruling elder of Tyrone Church, which is just south of Jacobs Creek in now Fayette Co. In 1816 he took his family west down the Ohio River to Indiana in 1816. Wife Martha, sons William and John, daughters Margarette and Lucinda. Appreciate any leads. Pat Cummins thecomyn@aol.com


NICELY posted by Janet H., Jones on Wednesday, March 14, 2001

I am desperately searching for someone to assist me on the NICELY name in Ligonier. Can anyone confirm the following lineage. Rebecca Jane (1842-1924) dau. of George Nicely (1810 {I think}- 1867) son of Anthony Jr. (1761-1845) married to Sarah (Hargnett)[I think] son of Adam (1730-1826) son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Yeager) Nicely. Can anyone set my mind at ease or add to my confusion?


SCOTT posted by Chris Morgan on Thursday, March 15, 2001

I am looking for further information on John and Catherine Scott. She was born 1829. He was born about 1822. Children include Emily, Margaret, Mary J., William, John. There is also a grandchild of Carrie, and a greatgrand child of clare b. 1906. They are in the Derry Twp., they have shown up in Latrobe and Loyalhanna.


MARTIN posted by Judy Martin Howard on Thursday, March 15, 2001

I am researching the Charles Martin listed as head of household in the 1790 US PA Census Westmoreland County. Do you have any info about this Charles or any Charles Martin? All I know about my Charles Martin is that he had at least one son named William C. Martin, born 1786. Thanks in advance for your time! Judy


FORKER, MORGAN, ROHRER, STERLING, TRUBY, WITHEROW posted by Christine Forker on Friday, March 16, 2001

In Westmorekland County I need the list of the NINE children of Fredrick Rohrer born 1740 and died in Greensburg 1823 who married Catherine DEEMER in 1766 York County. WHERE is the list of the NINE children. HAS anyone found the ancestors and sibling of Cathrine Elizabeth DEEMER PA? Anna Stering born 1812 marries Samuel TRUBY 1833 and they settle in Brookville Jefferson County. NEED the parents of Anna STERLING TRUBY. 1776, 1783, 1786 David , George, and John Morgan listed with acres in Westmorland. I NEED Morgan family data. My Thomas Morgan is in Venango County 1809 I am always looking for FORKER. Patrick in Washington County area as early as 1782 when Janet Forker marries James Perrine. The name Witherow may be associated with Forker. PLEASE HELP with any of the above surnames.


DOUGLASS, REED, REID posted by Christine Forker on Friday, March 16, 2001

In Westmoreland County 1788 1786 land records of JAMES REED REID and Robert Douglass. LOOKING for history of this REED. James may be LT COL James Read of Philadelhpia 1785. The lot was in what was later called Callenburg, PA or Richland Twp Venango/Clarion. I NEED James Reed and family history. I think John L Reid of Callenburg 1827 Captain Washington Rangers may be a son or newphew . I am looking for William REED REID too. It may be that Reed was married to an Elizabeth Douglass. BOTH REID and Douglass are with MORGAN in Lancaster PA 1740.


BIXLER, BRICKE posted by Mary Beal on Friday, March 16, 2001

Looking for information on John Bixler, born 12-14-1768, married to Elizabeth Bricke--also would like further information on her.


BASH, SHALLANBERGER posted by Lesa on Saturday, March 17, 2001

Hi, I'm looking for the "Old Bash Cemetery" said to be near Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland Co. My ancestors: Martin Bash 1738-1824 & Catherine Shallanberger Bash 1739- ? are buried there. Thanks in advance for any bit of info. Lesa


HOGEL, HOGL, HOGLE posted by Judy Hogel on Saturday, March 17, 2001

Looking for information on a Joseph HOGLE who was born in Greensburg on March 1, 1873. I believe he may have lived in Westmoreland Co sometime between 1880 and 1898 or after 1920. He may have had at least three wives. Wife #2 was Nellie; #3 was Hilda. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have come across Joseph in the Westmoreland Co area.


BUKSZAR posted by Bev on Monday, March 19, 2001

I am trying to locate a 1920 census enumeration district for my grandfather and his family so I can check online images at ancestry.com. Can somebody help? He lived in Marguerite at that time. Thanks.


OLDHAM, PENVOSE posted by Dorothy on Tuesday, March 20, 2001

I am trying to locate information on Charlotte Penvose who is said to have been a teacher in the New Kensington area around the 1950's. I'm also told that later in life she married Fred Oldham but they had no children. She had a sister Agnes and her father, William John Penvose probably lived with her.


PAUL posted by Mark Dodd on Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Hello All, I am researching the PAUL family that was in North Huntingdon Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA. One daughter moved to Elizabeth Twp. Here is what I have...
Descendants of Benjamin Paul

1 Benjamin Paul b: 1805 PA
.. +Frances Unknown b: 1812 PA
.... 2 Mangus Paul b: 1827
.... 2 Cathrine Paul b: 1832
.... 2 Priscilla Paul b: 1833
.... 2 Elsie Paul b: 1836 d: 1918
........ +Henry E. Miller b: 1833 d: 1904
.... 2 John Paul b: 1838
.... 2 Philip Paul b: 1840
.... 2 Patience Paul b: 1842
.... 2 Pergeman Paul b: 1844
.... 2 Findley Paul b: 1849


ROBBINS posted by Mark Dodd on Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Hello All, I am trying to research my Robbins line. Family lore says they were from Robbins Station in North Huntingdon Twp. but I haven't found any proof of that and/or connecting to Brintnal Robbins. Here is the little info I do have.... Thanks, Mark
Descendants of James Robbins
1 James Robbins b: 1826 Unknown
.. +Mary McCloskey b: 1823 Ireland ....
2 Julia Hunt Robbins b: 1870 Pennsylvania
........ +William Edwin Miller b: June 14, 1869 Elizabeth twp, Allegheny Co
.... 2 Mary Leota Robbins b: 1864
.... 2 Lide Robbins
.... 2 Samuel Robbins
.... 2 Joseph Robbins


CORT, CURTH posted by Robert A Cort on Thursday, March 22, 2001

Looking for father of Joseph Cort listed in 1850 census (westmoreland)also looking for link to John Yost Curth,Grandfather of Joseph Cort,died in Westmoreland county in 1827 at age 90. They changed the last name, but I don't know when. Any other Cort info would be helpful, Thank You


DUNLAP posted by Peggy Bell on Friday, March 23, 2001

I am helping a friend research his family history. He is trying to find information on John Dunlap b.abt.1827, (Ireland) and Bridget Caslow b.abt. 1841 (Ireland) they were married in Latrobe PA abt. 1868. Please contact me at littlebobbycat@yahoo.com Thank you!


PAINTER posted by Sue McAlister on Friday, March 23, 2001

Seeking information on the descendants of ADAM BROWN PAINTER married to CLARA (HAMILTON) 1st marriage, LYDIA (HAMILTON) 2nd marriage. They had the following children: HARRY ELDRED, BURRELL, CLARENCE, JAMES, ALICE, MARY WILKENS, VERDA MITCHELL, ROBERT, SHIRLEY, AND LOIS. Thank you.


STEELE, WHITEHEAD posted by Edna C. D'Andrea on Saturday, March 24, 2001

Trying to find information on Joseph Steele who married Anna Whitehead. He was born in Export, Westmoreland County PA., Died Feb. 1903. Anna was born in Herminie, Westmoreland County PA., dod unknown. Joseph and Anna had the following children: Margaret Steele who married an Avery, Emily who married a Lentz and Playfair, Charles Steele, Walter Steele and Harry Steele who was born on Jan 29, 1896. I have information on Emily and Harry but not the rest of the family. Would like to know who Joseph and Anna's parents and siblings are, also who Margaret married along with Charles and Walter. They all at one time lived in Irwin, Westmoreland County, PA. Any information would be of great help.


WHITAKER, WHITEKEY, WIDDECKE posted by Jim Whitaker on Sunday, March 25, 2001

My 4th great grandfather lived in Perryville, Washington Twp. (now Bell Twp.), Westmoreland County (1798-1840). Andrew Whitaker (Widdecke/Whitekey) had two sons... Martin and one other son (I'm looking for the other sons name). Also, Martin Whitaker had four sons; Henry, Peter, Mathias, and Martin Jr. Martin Sr. also had at least two daughters... does anyone know their names, etc.? Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks. jwhit@enter.net ............... Jim Whitaker


SMOLKA posted by Deborah Smolka on Monday, March 26, 2001

I'm researching the Smolka family from Greensburg westmoreland co.Fathers name John married to Katherine, Children:Albert paul, thomas, michael, george, steve, joe, ann, josephine, and mary.son albert died july 9,1998 he was married to barbara thompson daughter of john and myrtle thompson. any info welcomed


DECKER posted by Deborah Smolka on Monday, March 26, 2001

looking for any info on John Dallas Decker family from Greensburg in Westmoreland Co.His fathers name was Harry W. Decker Mother Alice Crone. Married to Hulda Pearl Guy her father was James A. Guy married to Tillie Altman. Harry and ALice children are Ruth, Grettabell, Carl, Raymond Fred, Ralph, and Orb. John and Huldas children are: Harold, William, James, Helen, John Dallas jr, Grettabell Kenneth, Doris Jean, and Betty.Any and all info welcomed


DUDA posted by Deborah Smolka on Monday, March 26, 2001

Looking for all info on the Emery Duda family. Emery came to America in 1911 His wife came in 1912. They both came from Czechoslavakia. He worked in the coal mines and lived in Luxor. Was a member of St Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Crabtree. Their children are:Anne, Stephen, Margaret, Susan, Paul, Emery Jr, Agnes, Esther, and Joseph. Any and all info wecomed


STEVENS posted by Wendy Grunewald on Monday, March 26, 2001

Looking for information on my GGG granparents: Rev. David Alexander STEVENS d: circa 1928 and his wife, Esther (Hattie) B. STEVENS nee COVERT d: circa 1904. Both are said to be buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, PA, Westmoreland County. Any information on the STEVENS family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


STEVENS posted by Wendy Grunewald on Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Looking for information on Samuel Pritz STEVENS b:1880 who was the Burgess of Mt. Pleasant, PA at some time during his life. also looking for information on Edwin or David Edwin Montgomery STEVENS b:1875 who was at some time the Police Chief in Mt. Pleasant, PA. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


KLINE posted by April Kline on Thursday, March 29, 2001

Researching the family of Howard Kline, d.1984, of Manor,PA. He was the son of James and Bertha (Lauffer)Kline of Manor. Interested in any information regarding this family.


WENDELL posted by April Kline on Thursday, March 29, 2001

Searching for the ancestors and children of Pearson Wendell, b. 1848 in Sweden. He settled in Greensburg and married Harriet Weaver, b.1846. I was told his descendants are living in Westmoreland County today. Any information greatly appreciated.


GUTHRIE posted by Melissa Ann on Friday, March 30, 2001

Please help with any info!


GARRETT, KELLER posted by Susan Kellar Ratcliffe on Friday, March 30, 2001

Why were Edward/Edmond Charles Kellar/Keller and wife Mildred May Garrett living in Greensburg when daughter Dora Jean Kellar was born in 1925? He was age 38; she was 35. The birth was recorded in the Noble County, Ohio, Health Department records. Was there family living in Greensburg? The Kellar family for several generations had been in Noble coming from Shenandoah Co in the 1820s, but! They arent' all accounted for. Was there a link to Westmoreland? The Kellar line goes back through William Henry to John D. to Michael to Michael born in 1760 and died in Alexandria, VA in 1816.


DONNER posted by Roy Davis on Saturday, March 31, 2001

I am researching Donners. Theese Donners migrated from Pa,in the late 1700's or Very early 1800's.They settled in Belmont County, Ohio. Thier names are as followed: Samuel Donner,who married Lydia Shoemaker.Thier children were Oliver,Soloman, Levi,Racheal and Mary. Another Donner family was Henry Donner. he married Eudoxia Penn. My Great uncle told me that Samuel and Henry were related.Any information anyone can provide would be appreciated.thanks for your time.I have other information on these Donners and thier Decendents to share. thank you agian.


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